Mitsubishi CanopyStyle Audit - Canopy

Mitsubishi CanopyStyle Audit

Mitsubishi’s CanopyStyle Audit was completed in September 2021. It found that Mitsubishi’s sole supplier of cellulose acetate, Daicel, reports receiving dissolving pulp from a supplier that is at low-risk of sourcing from priority Ancient and Endangered Forests and other controversial sources. However, verification will be required of their suppliers to fully confirm low risk.
三菱化学在2021年9月完成了CanopyStyle审核。经审核确认,三菱唯一的醋酸纤维素供应商Daicel据称是从一家低采购风险的供应商采购溶解浆。但仍需要进一步核实,才能完全确定供应商的低采购风险。

Other key findings include:
其它关键审核结果如下所述:
-Mitsubishi’s sourcing policy meets CanopyStyle requirements, and that this has been communicated well with all suppliers and relevant managers;
-三菱化学的采购政策符合CanopyStyle政策要求,三菱已将此采购政策告知所有供应商和相关经理人;

-It has obtained FSC-CoC certification for its facility, and only procures material that qualifies as FSC Controlled Wood.
-三菱工厂已获得FSC-COC认证,且只采购获得FSC受控木材认证的材料。

Canopy recommends that the Mitsubishi:
Canopy建议三菱化学:
-Engage with Daicel to encourage the company to undertake a CanopyStyle Audit. By doing so, Daicel will be able to verify their suppliers are low risk. In turn, Mitsubishi will be able to confirm its low-risk status in their next CanopyStyle audit if sourcing remains the same;
-与Daicel沟通,鼓励后者开展CanopyStyle审核。只有通过审核才能确认Daicel的低采购风险,然后三菱才能在下一次年审获得低风险的评估(如果采购来源不变);

-Ensure that contracts with current and future suppliers include a requirement to implement Mitsubishi’s fibre sourcing and forest policy, and communicate this with suppliers;
-确保在现有和未来的供应商合同中增加采购政策合规要求,并就此与供应商协商;

-Develop and implement an action plan to collaborate with innovative companies and suppliers to encourage the development of Next Generation alternative fibres in a commercially competitive way.
-制定和实施行动方案,与创新技术公司和供应商合作,进一步研发下一代替代性纤维,并确保产品的商业竞争力。

The audit can be found here:
审核报告链接:https://soalon.jp/en/news/4897.html

For more information:
如需更多信息,敬请联系:

Mr. Yamanaka, Mitsubishi
yamanaka.kohji.ma@m-chemical.co.jp

Mr. Katsumoto, Mitsubishi
katsumoto.shingo.ma@m-chemical.co.jp

Gweneth Langdon, Preferred by Nature
glangdon@preferredbynature.org

Laura Repas, Canopy
+1 416-729-7484
Laura.repas@canopyplanet.org

About Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation is one of the largest players in chemical manufacturing in Japan, including the production of man-made cellulosic fibre for the textile industry. Its main production site, Toyama Plant, produces Soalon, the only triacetate yarn in the world, from cellulose acetate, derived from wood pulp.
三菱化学株式会社是日本最大的化学品制造商之一,业务包含为纺织业提供再生纤维素纤维。位于富山市的工厂是三菱的主要生产基地,该工厂使用由木浆生产的醋酸纤维素,生产世界仅有的三醋酯纤维Soalon。

About Preferred by Nature
Preferred by Nature, formerly NEPCon, is an international, non-profit organisation working to support better land management and business practices that benefit people, nature and the climate. For 25 years, we have worked with businesses, smallholders, non-profit organisations and governments on developing solutions to major global challenges such as deforestation and climate change. We focus on forest and climate impact commodities and related sectors. Through a well-developed network of local representatives and contractors, Preferred by Nature offers timely and cost-effective certification services around the world. Our focus on mission and impact differentiates our services and strengthens our credibility. www.preferredbynature.org